About this Event
Please join the Toni Johnson Center for Racial and Social Justice in "Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW): Actions for Justice". Various events are planned for April 30 - May 5. Your support at the events and the sharing of this flier is appreciated. Events are open to the public and free.
Missy and I feel it is important to bring awareness and education about the MMIW movement to the KU campus. As Indigenous faculty at a predominantly white institution, we see that students, faculty and staff may not have the knowledge of the movement that has its roots and is most visible in Indian County. Through these events, we hope to not only educate and bring awareness about the MMIW movement but also share ways in which allies can take action to support the movement.
The planning committee representation is vast, as we have folks from Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation, the Douglas County Health Department, the Lawrence Indigenous Community Center, MMIW chapters in Lawrence and Wichita and several KU and Haskell departments, and student organizations including both universities’ student government representatives. Energy is high as we collectively come together to enjoy each organization's sponsored events.
You may see many fliers for the same event or week of events. This was done purposely to provide each community a way to publicize the events as they choose. Haskell is using the acronym, MMIR (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives), a more inclusive title to include all the relatives who've remained missing. The committee had extensive discussions about terminology and there was consensus that KU use the acronym, MMIW, as it is a more familiar term to bring awareness to the broader constituents of a PWI.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me (email@example.com) or Missy (firstname.lastname@example.org). See the list of events below and please forward the flier on to your networks that have an interest.
Thursday, May 5
Today I Wear Red Day
Wear red in solidarity with the movement that honors the memory of those we've lost and uplift the voices of the families and survivors
MMIR Awareness Day and Honor Walk
Haskell Indian Nations University
Sunrise - 8 a.m.: Fire Lighting, Prayer, Tipi Raising
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Honor Walk to Medicine Wheel
FUTURE EVENTS BELOW
Multiple Day Events
May 1 – May 5
Twitter & Social Media Awareness Campaign
Use the hashtags #MMIWActionNow #MMIGActionNow #NoMoreStolenSisters #MMIG #MMWG2ST to bring awareness about the movement
May 2, 3, 4
Wescoe Beach Tabling, KU Campus
Learn about how you can bring awareness and action to this movement.
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) State Legislative Tracker is a navigational database offered by National Indigenous Womens Resource Center to assist the national movement in monitoring and understanding pending local legislation addressing the crisis of MMIW.
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